[SOLVED] Question regarding electroscopes I was just wondering if the leaves at the bottom of a grounded electroscope will repel when induced by a charged object, regardless of the type of charge. I was told that if a positively charged rod was placed near a neutral electroscope, the leaves would move closer to each other. That does not make sense to me because I thought that the electrons would move towards the positive rod while the protons stay where they are (in the leaves) and the like charges would cause the leaves to move farther away from each other. It would be greatly appreciated if someone could point me in the right direction. Thank you.